At Indigo, we believe that growers know what's best for their land and business. We link their deep expertise with our own to improve the profitability of their operations. And we go further. With the Indigo Offer, we commit through forward contracts to buy a grower's crop at a competitive price and pay for a significant portion of that crop up front. We provide the grower with premium seed — treated with our yield-enhancing microbial technology — and an agronomist equipped with best-in-class precision ag software. At each step, we share risk with growers, aligning our success with their own.
Inspired by insights from the human microbiome, Indigo started with the hypothesis that microbes living inside the plant (endosymbionts) are vital to their health. We found that some of these important microbes are being reduced by modern agricultural practices.
We apply algorithms and machine learning to this database to predict which microbes are most beneficial to the plant’s health, applying these specially selected microbes to crops in the form of a seed coating.
The resulting seed treatments complement a plant’s natural processes to improve health and development across each phase of life while boosting crop yields.